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  • Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust appoints Trustees

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    On 15 May 2017, Hon Judith Collins, Minister for Ethnic Communities appointed new trustees for the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust (CPTHT).

    The CPTHT was established in 2004 as a gesture of goodwill to the descendants of poll tax payers in recognition of the hardship caused. It is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs and is intended as a gesture of goodwill to poll tax payers, their descendants and future generations.

  • Census 2018

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    At Stats NZ, they supply some of New Zealand’s most important statistics, data and insights to people all over the country who use the information to help them make informed decisions.

    The data they collect and produce helps people make decisions about our social, economic and environmental growth, but we’re more than just numbers.

  • African Art Showcased In Local West Auckland Library

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    The I Am Afrika On My Sleeve exhibition is currently being held at the Henderson library from 28th May – 31st August.

    The exhibition is part of a wider platform by the Founder and Creative Director, Makanaka Tuwe, to create new and positive narratives about and for African peoples showcased through fashion, art and digital media.

  • In My Own Words: Khoa Nguyen

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    Khoa Nguyen is a Vietnamese New Zealander based in Wellington. He is a certified chartered accountant who runs his own consultancy business, has held various directorships and is an avid volunteer. Between early meetings and volunteering at the Wellington City Mission he generously made some time to catch up with the Office of Ethnic Communities for a quick Question and Answer session

    Khoa Anh, your name is very familiar to many in Wellington but could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

  • Secure website

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    The Office of Ethnic Communities website has recently moved from HTTP to HTTPS.

    What does that mean? Using HTTPS, the computers agree on a “code” between them, and then they scramble the messages using that “code” so that no one in between can read them. It basically keeps your information safe from hackers.

  • Mokaa Exhibition

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    The Office of Ethnic Communities is proud to have sponsored Mokaa the land of opportunity Indians in Aotearoa through our Ethnic Communities Development Fund.

    The New Zealand Indian Central Association invites you to attend the opening ceremony and launch of Mokaa: 125 yers of Indian New Zealanders; a historical exhibition with remarkable stories and close to 100 compelling and rarely seen photographs.

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund

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    The Ethnic Communities Development Fund applications dates for 2017 have been set. The fund will be open for requests on Wednesday 16 August 2017 and close at midnight on Wednesday 27 September 2017. There will be one funding round a year.

    The fund distributes $520,000 each year to community groups for projects to be implemented in 2018. There are three fund priorities, leadership development, social cohesion and cultural events.

  • Media Release: World’s largest online marketplace to discuss e-commerce with ethnically diverse Kiwi businesses

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    The Office of Ethnic Communities has today announced the programme for this years’ Ethnic People in Commerce (EPIC) NZ conference, including the keynote speaker from the Alibaba Group.

    Pier Smulders, Business Development Director – New Zealand for Alibaba Group, will present the EPIC NZ keynote speech about the opportunities for New Zealand businesses with the world’s largest online and mobile marketplace.

  • EPIC NZ Conference – Registrations now open

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    Registrations are now open for the Ethnic People In Commerce (EPIC) NZ Conference 2017. Spaces are limited to 300 so be in quick. You can find out more about the conference and how to register here